I really like SMT V, but the Chiyoda region is maybe one of the worst maps I’ve played in an RPG for a hot minute. It highlights a lot of issues with the games traversal that make it a slog to find stuff in.
Finished half of the first big Heavensward story quest with Lady Icefall. Big thing I’m taken aback by is how much I just love running around and listening to the moment to moment OST. It’s really soothing and adds to the feeling of loneliness I like in big worlds.
Lastly, hate to be that guy but what the fuck did y'all think was gonna happen? It wasn't even a year+ ago evo tweeted about "a triumphant return" because he was ok at samsho. Combine that with every smoothbrain dude saying there's no proof, and of course this would happen.
Leadership from the top down will always fail you, so you gotta be the voice and force in your community. Direct action is better than hoping someone in a company position will save you. Make that motherfucker feel uncomfortable. Don’t let abusers feel safe.
I’m not trying to be a dick or act like the FGC isn’t largely good. I just think you gotta be honest about the state of things and infiltration getting back in is a failure on the community at every level.
We don’t really wanna act like it, but the truth is that as it stands, hitting buttons good and going quiet means you can beat your wife in the FGC and come back. I don’t like it, never liked it, but you can see the truth in front of you.
I legitimately agree with a lot of this thread but I need to add the following.
1) Infiltration spent his entire self-imposed “ban” saying he was innocent, framed and harassing the woman he beat legally.
2)It is on those who his presence is a threat to make that decision
A conversation that people don't want to have for fear of being misinterpreted, that probably should be had, is when is it appropriate to forgive someone on a community level and when is it not. There's some triggering language in the thread as a warning.
Infiltration did not rehabilitate. He went quiet, played in non-CPT stuff and his ban was basically worthless because he made it and Covid stopped the CPT anyways. He routinely harassed his ex, rigged beginner brackets and intimidated folk. He doesn’t belong back.